Please note this assignment requires you to cite from an academic journal arti

  Please note this assignment requires you to cite from an academic journal article from the McMillen Library databases.   
This paper is to be an ‘explication,’ or close reading, of one (1) of the following poems:

“Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden (846)
“Cream of wheat” by Lucille Clifton (781)
“Of the Threads That Connect the Stars” by Martin Espada (848)
“A Noiseless Patient Spider” by Walt Whitman (915-916)
“Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone” by W.H. Auden (837).

An explication is a way of meticulously analyzing a literary text to derive meaning. In an explication, no detail is too small for analysis – this includes details like word choice and word order, but also the form of the poem, as well, including details such as spacing, rhyme, patterns, punctuation, etc. An explication also looks at both the context and form of a poem.
This paper is to be an ‘explication,’ or close reading, of one (1) of the following poems:

“Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden (846)
“Cream of wheat” by Lucille Clifton (781)
“Of the Threads That Connect the Stars” by Martin Espada (848)
“A Noiseless Patient Spider” by Walt Whitman (915-916)
“Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone” by W.H. Auden (837).

An explication is a way of meticulously analyzing a literary text to derive meaning. In an explication, no detail is too small for analysis – this includes details like word choice and word order, but also the form of the poem, as well, including details such as spacing, rhyme, patterns, punctuation, etc. An explication also looks at both the context and form of a poem.
This assignment is to be an ‘explication,’ or close reading, of one (1) of the following poems:

“Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden (846)
“Cream of wheat” by Lucille Clifton (781)
“Of the Threads That Connect the Stars” by Martin Espada (848)
“A Noiseless Patient Spider” by Walt Whitman (915-916)
“Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone” by W.H. Auden (837).

An explication is a way of meticulously analyzing a literary text to derive meaning. In an explication, no detail is too small for analysis – this includes details like word choice and word order, but also the form of the poem, as well, including details such as spacing, rhyme, patterns, punctuation, etc. An explication also looks at both the context and form of a poem.